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ABC
Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
the dougie. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> michelle obama a far cry from sara polk who was the first lady in 1940s. >>> that's "world news" for this saturday. we're always online at abcnews.com. for david muir and all of us at abc, thank you for watching. good night.
ABC
Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
, washington. >> michelle obama is a far cry from sarah polk who was the first lady in 1940s. in 1840s banned all dancing at the white house. >>> that's "world news" for this saturday. thank you for watching and good night.
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 4:00pm EST
on capitol hill. danielle noting ram reports from washington. >>> republicans are accusing president obama of meddling in bipartisan immigration reform plans. after a draft of the white house immigration reform proposal leaked over the weekend. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? >> reporter: the white house is downplaying the leak, saying the draft is only a backup, if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration reform proposal. >> we will be prepared with our own plan, if these ongoing talks between republicans and democrats up on capitol hill break down. >> reporter: in the senate, four republicans and four democrats are working on hammering out their own deal. they are hopeful they'll have a bill ready by march. >> reporter: president obama has made immigration reform one of the top priorities of his second term. >> the time has come to pass comprehensive immigration reform. [ applause ] now is the time to do it. >> report
NBC
Feb 17, 2013 6:00am PST
. thanks. to washington, where 3rez obama's choice for defense secretary remains in limbo. chuck hagel's nomination so hold for a week while congress is in recess. what's all the drama involving this vote? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning. >> a republican standing against his nomination here. i think we're used to republicans standing up against the president. why in this case which it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he will eventually get through? >> a lot of republicans don't like him. don't take my word for it. that's what john mccain said on thursday, saying there's a lot of ill-will over republicans over hagel's criticism of president bush and iraq and the surge and all the rest. and as a result they're jamming them up. i don't think it ultimately keeps him from being defense secretary. but it does weaken him, as well as his own performance at his confirmation hearing, which left a lot of people disappointed as well. >> and there is some discussion that this delay might allow his opponents to have more ammunition against him. any
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 4:00pm PST
everything that you hear out of washington. today again president obama rang the alarm bells on the four spending cuts that are set to take effect seven days from now. >> i've been very clear that these kinds of arbitrary automatic cuts would have an adverse impact on families, on teachers, on parents who are reliant on head start programs, on our military readiness, on mental health services on medical search. >> you heard a bit of it there, especially from democrats you're hearing we'll have trouble fighting wildfires, airplanes, security lines will be long, all sorts of things. how much of that is true? how much of it is politics? how do we react to that? "outfront," daniel altman, economics professor at nyu, it political columnist for "newsweek" and "the daily beast." you listened to all this talk about all these dire implications, is it real or is it scare tactics? >> some of it is definitely real. if you look at the figures we're looking at maybe 70,000 kids getting kicked out of head start programs. we're looking at a $1.6 billion cut in funding for the national institutes of heal
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 7:00pm PST
day in washington d.c., but showing up for a reaction on climate change. environmentalists gathering at the nation's mall. the national mall. they want president obama to reject a proposed keystone pipeline that will carry oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. and supporters say the government intervention is ill-advised. a popular washington state gun maker responding to-- after they passed a sweeping assault weapons ban and new restrictions on ammunition. a political battle also at the same time is set in another state, colorado. lawmakers there are preparing to vote on gun control measures as early as tomorrow. adam housley is live for us in los angeles with more. adam. >> yeah, harris, the political gun battle from small towns like california, all the way to the national state and of course at the state level, you mentioned new york and colorado over the weekend, it was all about gun laws, like a marathon session on saturday. saw four of them passed, including gun laws that do everything from banning the purchase of magazines that hold 15 rounds to others have purchase private s
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
to the hill to get past a previous budget crisis. >> one of the most curious lines in washington right now that this is obama's sequester. yes, the president might have proposed it. house republicans pushed it through their chamber, and the senate pushed it through the senate. it's really everybody's responsibility. all hands were on deck in 2011 when they did this. now, both sides have political advantages to stay where they are. the senate needs taxes. house republicans cannot put any tax revenue in this equation because john boehner passed tax increases with the fiscal cliff and cannot afford to do it again politically. it's too difficult for him. >> what about what's happening inside the caucus? the sort of rivalries, cantor and boehner and paul ryan sort of moving up on the inside? who is the most influential player right now in that caucus when it comes to budget decisions? >> it's john -- still it's three people. john boehner, eric cantor, and paul ryan, and paul ryan and cantor are going to keep boehner to the right. i mean, cantor and ryan's advisors have told us privately there i
NBC
Feb 23, 2013 6:30pm EST
: and there is still finger-pointing over whose idea this was in the first place. in a "washington post" op-ed, bob woodward claims it came directly from the white house, writing, "obama personally approved the plan." white house offials have argued that the majority of house republicans voted to approve the sequester. as for furloughs, government officials say the majority of them won't take effect for about a month. >> for more on how all this is playing out we're joined by cnbc's chief washington correspondent john harwood. if we get to friday, they don't make a deal, do is they cuts all play out at once or does it transpire over a series of weeks or months? >> they'll play out for a while, maybe not for a long while. even though body parties seem willing to let the sequester go into effect there's a lot not to like for both sides. if we see the effects like longer air travel delays you're going to see increasing pressure from their constituents to negotiate some sort of alternative. >> for the last couple of years we've heard about the so-called grand bargain. is that just a dream or is it some
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 7:00am PST
as details of president obama's proposal for immigration reform have begun leaking out of washington. it includes a plan that could pave the way to citizenship for many of the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants. reena ninan joins us from the white house with that story. good morning to you, reena. >> reporter: hi, bianna. good morning to you, as well. the white house has been working on its own immigration reform bill, but it hasn't publicly revealed its details opting instead to allow congress to act first. it's a supposed white house plan for comprehensive immigration reform. republicans are already calling it dead on arrival. half baked and seriously flawed. "usa today" claims a leaked draft proposal circulating throughout various departments would allow for illegal immigrants to obtain green cards within eight years. it also calls for increased border patrol funding, and expanded e-verify system so businesses can check employees' legal status. republicans didn't hesitate to voice their discontent. republican marco rubio released a statement saying "if actually proposed, the p
KICU
Feb 17, 2013 11:30pm PST
was there and tells us what is being demanded of president obama. >> organizers say about 5,000 people marched on market street they marked against fracking in california. but this rally is support of a much bigger event in washington, d.c. sponsored by the sierra group aim -lted at the president. >> if you're serious about curving emissions you need to say no to the houston pipeline. >> reporter: build this pine line out of canada and the angered environmentalists. >> we've seen positive indications from the administration but we've also seen you know some indication that we would continue to explore our natural places for fossil fuel exploitation. >> reporter: in his state of the union address. the president said that he would take executive action to curve climate change if necessary but was quiet about the pipeline. >> we're going to pull our dollars out of the companies. >> reporter: john avalos is asking to diverge. the evidence was billed as the largest rally ever on the issue. the timing is for president's day weekend hoping to get the president's attention. >>> president obama also fe
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
in washington. john, this is part after constant drum beat from the white house and his team, obama's team that if we go through the sequester, it is bad, bad, bad. >> exactly right, simon. who what the white house is doing is a steady application of pressure on republicans in congress hoping this he will accept ultimately tax increases as part of a budget deal. ray whlahood, former republicanf congress, walked into the briefing room and said you may not see the effects immediately but they will be very real and build over time. here is ray lahood. >> it will ripple across the country. cuts mean preventative maintenance and quick repair of runway equipment may not be possible which could lead to more delays. >> what you heard was a hundred small airport towers could be shut down. control towers because of lack of funding. you will see 90-minute delays. furloughs every week. visitors centers, rest rooms, garbage cans won't be serviced as efficiently as they are now. again, they are trying to build a ground swell of outrage against what will happen. put pressure on republicans. republicans s
CNN
Feb 18, 2013 1:00am PST
, it has been one of the coldest days of the year here in washington, but it didn't stop tens of thousands of people from jamming the national mall and then marching from here right past the white house. even though president obama is away in florida, the message that they wanted to send to him is clear. they want two things. they want the environmental protection agency to establish stricter emission standards on the existing power plants and not just future plants that will be built down the line. they also want president obama to kill the extension of the keystone pipeline. that is the oil pipeline that is coming from canada and would cut through the united states and bring oil all the way to the gulf coast. a lot of folks here are younger voters, younger people, who say even though the u.s. right now may be as focused on the debt ceiling and other issues, it's time to look further down the line. >> i'm only 16. someday i hope to have my own kids. i want them to live in a world that's, you know, like environmentally safe and natural. >> keystone xl is a dirty and dangerous pipeline to l
CNN
Feb 22, 2013 1:00pm PST
that there's nothing to cut in washington is crazy. do you know what president obama counted as one of his budget cuts in 2011? in 2010 we did the u.s. sencens. the fact that we didn't do it again in 2011 as a $6 billion budget cut. all the president's budget cuts are wars we're not going to fight so we're not going to have to pay for them. there's a lot of elusiory smoke and mirrors in the president's cuts. these are real cuts but right now -- >> these are real cuts that will inflict wounds on ordinary american and especially the middle class. >> hold on. >> donna, it's the most painful way to teach us a lesson. >> because alex, all you're talking about is cuts. the president said put it all on the table and the republicans are saying we cannot take about raising revenues. we have a revenue as well as a spending problem and until we address both of them we are not going to find our way out of this. >> a congressional delegation has come back from cuba. donna, i know you've been to cuba. alex, you're a cuban-american. senator leahy met with raul castro. he just got back. >> i think everybo
CBS
Feb 17, 2013 7:30am PST
." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning, again on a day when there is no shortage of questions. we welcome dennis mcdonough president obama's me chief of staff, who i presume has brought many answers with him this
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 8:00am PST
back home. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >>> so we've all seen first lady michelle obama dance with the president. but i bet you never have seen her hit the dance floor like this before. that's next. ♪ good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse. all set? all set. with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. chevrolet. find new roads. there's nothing like our grilled lobster and lobster tacos. the bar harbor bake is really worth trying. [ male announcer ] get more during red lobster's lobsterfest. with the year's largest selection of mouth-watering lobster entrees. like our delicious lobster lover's dream, featuring two kinds of succulent lobster tails. or our savory, new grilled maine lobster and lobster tacos. it's back, but not for long. [ woman ] our guests go crazy for lobsterfest. my favorite entree is the lobster lover's dream. what's yours? come celebrate lobsterfest and sea
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 4:00am PST
. but democrats, 55%, yikes. >> republican, still the brand is not very good. that is part of why president obama is trying to play the pr battle to make sure he wins this public relations battle going forward. >> domenico mont narrow in washington, thank you very much. >>> up next, we've got chris hayes. he's ready to go on"up." [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could smoke on the first week. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am PST
house is vowing to go after cyber thieves around the world, the obama administration plans fines, penalties and trade sanctions against any government that sponsoring hacking. bob orr is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. we're in the middle of a broad-based cyber asalt. the latest victims are u.s. media companies and social networking sites. in just the last month, apple, facebook twitter and three major u.s. newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost. to cyber spies intent on stealing valuable information. >> there's a lot of evidence that points back to china. >> reporter: kevin mandiant just issued a detailed report claiming most cyber attacks are carried out by teams inside the chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard to imagine in an enclosed society where they monitor internet use they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture. >> reporter: mandiant identifies thi
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
. rebe rebecca rebecca, thank you. >>> the obama administration plans fines, penalties, and trade sanctions against any government that sponsors hacking. bob orr is in washington. bob, good morning. >> good morning. we're in the middle of a broad-based cyber assault. it's on media circuits and websites. in the last month three major newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost to cyber spies' intent on stealing valuable information. kevin man kevin says most are being carried out by the inside chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard that they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture architecture. >> mandia reports this is the place. security guards chase them away. u.s. officials say hieber headquarterses each year are steal 2g $50 billion worth of u.s. trade secrets. now a white house report warns the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft is accelerating and jeopardizing our status for the wor
CNBC
Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
. abe goes to washington. the japanese prime minister has arrived stateside ahead of a meeting with u.s. president barack obama later today. abe is looking for u.s. backing with japan's diplomatic disputes with china. meanwhile, abe wants to clarify the terms of entry into a trans-pacific trade pack and win america's blessing for his aggressive economic stimulus. >>> mauri taylor is standing by comments calling french workers lazy and overpaid. speaking to our colleagues on u.s. closing bell last night, he defended his decision to write a letter to the u.s. government refuse to go buy a tire company on the verge of collapse. >> the minister was trying to use us as a billy club, figuring that most ceos will not say anything. they just keep quiet. b but, you know, he picked the wrong guy and i'm going to tell him what it is. what i said was true. and they admitted it. they laughed about it, okay. and that's where this union president, this michael -- i call him spike because he's got his hair all up. they're devout commis and they said that's the french way and i said well, i'm not goin
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am PST
's safe after that. thank you. >>> let's go to washington now. they are watching the calendar. just six days now away from those forced spending cuts. $85 billion in cuts this year. and president obama has been pushing house republicans to come up with a plan. meanwhile, we're getting warnings about what to expect if those cuts take place. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. delays in these major airports will ripple across the country. >> we talked about new york, chicago, and san francisco, but it's not just the big airports that will have to scale back. smaller airports across the country could be forced to close. the transportation department could close control towers at as men as 100 small airports. >>> now to the latest on lance armstrong. you know, the department of justice is set to now join a lawsuit against the disgraced cycling star. armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs when he won those seven tour de france
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
are equal to each other. >> "lincoln" has really been using washington, d.c. they had a special screening for barack obama, and at the white house. they came back and they had a big screening for the u.s. senate. that was sort of unprecedented. >> and hammond says his pick for best picture is going to benefit from its historical setting, and its political momentum among oscar voters. >> you have to go with "argo." i can't think of a movie that's won the golden globe, critics choice, s.a.g. and bafta and gone on to lose for best picture. >> with it not being nominated for best director, that category is wide open. >> you know, it's a toss-up, i think, really between steven spielburg for "lincoln." >> stepped on a world stage now. >> but i can really see it going to "life of pi." >> the consensus is the best actress category comes down to jennifer lawrence and jessica chastain. but if they split the vote, there could be a surprise in this category from the star of the french film "amore." >> emmanuel reeva could sneak in for a win. >> although the best actor category seems like a lock. >> d
MSNBC
Feb 17, 2013 12:00pm PST
on president obama to press for climate change reform in his second-term agenda. i want to bring back ryan grimm of the "washington post" and cries teen bellantoni, political editor at the pbs "newshour." >> ryan, those response oregon this event are calling the event at the mall largest climate event ever. waiting for crowd counts. not sure if that's going to happen. the main purpose was to put the president on notice about the promises he made during his state of the union speech. how significant is this? >> i think it was a big deal. one of our reporters was down there, and she tells me it was huge, tens and tenses of thousands of people stretching from the washington monument to the white house. >> wow. >> and these are groups who are allied with the white house but are saying, look, enough of this. and they are not just asking for action to -- you know, to make the world a better place, to advance clean technology and grown energy, but they are saying let's stop destroying it also, you know. if obama opens up, you know, the arctic to oil drilling, that will be -- you know, that will b
ABC
Feb 20, 2013 1:40am PST
of it all. the white house is going to respond to some of this, but "the new york times" said obama administration officials are planning to tell china's new leaders that the volume and sophistication of the attacks have become so intense that they threaten the fundamental relationship between washington and beijing. that could be some interesting words. again, we owe china a lot of money, so how tough can you be to the country to which you owe billions and billions of dollars? >> and china is completely denying this. there was a bbc crew that set up shop outside of that building that brian ross showed you in shanghai. they were told to hit the road, and all of their recordings were confiscated. china is saying they have nothing to do with it. it's a little he said, he said here. >> a foreign minister said to make groundless accusations is neither responsible or professional. that's china's response. so maybe some tough months ahead in that realm. >> international relations for sure. >>> a girl in oregon is recovering from burns after a fire her parents believe was started by hand s
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
about showing once again they're willing to fight obama? >> that's a component of it. i think zachary's exactly right. you also didn't see the markets freak out over the fiscal cliff because we've sort of stopped believing the crying wolf of washington politicians and a sense of what -- if you look at the fiscal cliff eastbound if there were some deal being worked out which there isn't that boehner would have a hard time getting the votes for anything. barely got the votes for a sort of symbolic sequester replacement plan around the time of the fiscal cliff deal and so i think that especially having in their perception caved on the fiscal cliff and then having put off the debt ceiling, the republicans really feel like this is something they have to stand their ground on. >> chris, karl rove superpac has an ad out of bom's mess. let me play it and get your reaction to this. >> a bad idea. are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their job. teachers laid off. air traffic controllers and airport security. this is hardship on a lot of people. scene zone yours. middle class
CNN
Feb 23, 2013 5:00am PST
threatens to hold up its nomination for john brennan unless they got more info. gop has criticized the obama administration for a lack of transparency. white house officials say they've already turned over more than 10,000 pages of documents. >>> staying in washington, where white house and congress are playing right now a high stakes game of chicken. they're fighting over these forced spending cuts set to go into effect march 1st, a few days away. but, really, the question is, do they effect you? what's the trickle down if there's no deal? cnn's chief business correspondent ali velshi takes a look. >> reporter: forced government spending cuts take effect march 1st. it's what washington has been calling the sequester. it's a stupid name for a stupid thing. >> these kus are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy, add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment line. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> $85 billion this year, $1.2 trillion over ten years. that's 13% cuts to defense, 9% to everything else. >> we're weeki ins away from th presi
CBS
Feb 23, 2013 8:00am EST
andrews is in our washington beer you with washington bureau with the latest. good morning. >> good morning, rebecca. we're down to four days when these deep budget cuts again. president obama's key argument is it will cost jobs and hurt the recover i economy. >> my hope is we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: the president has spend part of the last nine days appearing with the schoolchildren who could lose their teachers and with the first first responders who say they could lose their jobs if the spending money supporting them is cut across the board. i've been very clear that these kinds of arbitrary automatic cuts would have an adverse impact on family on teachers on parents who are reliant on head start programs on our military readiness, on medical health services medical research. this is not a smart way to reduce the deficit. >> reporter: but they point out the cuts will be gradual and very few policemen are paid with federal money. >> it's untrue unfair dishonest, disingenuous. he puts law e
FOX News
Feb 17, 2013 9:00am PST
it relates to a few of president obama's cabinet picks. steve centanni has more on this. >> lindsey graham now says he is worried not only about benghazi but about a speech chuck hagel gave about israel's influence in washington. listen to this. >> allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign minister's office which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. >> graham says hagel wrote him a letter denying the comment and he will accept that unless more information emerges. hagel's nomination was held up in the senate last week by an historic filibuster. senator john mccain thinks the vote should go forward even though he doesn't think hagel is the best pick for the job. >> i don't believe he is is qualified but i don't believe that we should hold up the nomination any further because it is a reasonable amount of time to have questions answered. >> congress wanted more answers about the attack in benghazi, question hes the president thinks were politically motivated. >> that was largely driven by campaign stuff bec
FOX News
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
again. a four-week delay. perhaps that is what washington does. medicare is not affected. medicare, social security, postal agencies, none of that is apparently touched. "wall street journal" writes, a lack of details who would be affected and when have complicated the obama administration efforts to mobilize public support for averting the cuts. do you see that? >> what is fascinating this law was passed in 2011 to take effect on january 1st of this year. got pushed off to march 1st. a lot of federal agency heads say they never thought it was going to happen and they haven't really made concrete plans for dealing with it. so a lot of the administration stories what might happen, these worst case scenarios are not actually their actual plans. they're just talking right now. bill: byron, thank you. the cloak, eight, nine days. we have breaking news from martha. martha: we want to get back to this situation in las vegas, police there and peel on the street are calling what is happening a gun battle. they say there are multiple people shot. we'll have more coming back. more reports ar
CNN
Feb 16, 2013 11:00am EST
almost 450,000 gallons of sludge and about 150 to 300 gallons of it is seeping out each year. washington's governor says there's no immediate public health risk but did call on the federal government to address the problem quickly. >>> president obama's calling on congress to pass laws to reduce gun violence. during an appearance at a chicago high school, he said 65 out of 443 victims killed last year in gun violence in the city were under the age of 18. he also said children from violence-plagued communities need help and opportunities to get ahead. >>> these stories are trending on the web. facebook admits it was hacked recently. but its billion subscribers, they can breathe easy. the company says no data was compromised. facebook calls it a sophisticated attack that took place in january. apparently some employees visited a website that opened the door for the hackers. facebook is the largest social network in the world. >>> police are charging an idaho man with slapping a 2-year-old boy on a delta flight as it landed in atlanta. joey ricky huntley is accused of yelling a racial slur
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